Sleep Apnea afflicts 1 in every 5 people

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious and chronic (lifelong) medical condition that can affect your sleep, health and quality of life.

OSA has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, work and driving related accidents, and placing strain on relationships between bed partners and family members.

Obstructed Airway leads to OSA

What Happens When We Sleep?

Snoring and sleepiness should not be ignored. While we sleep, gravity and muscle relaxation allows the tongue and surrounding soft tissue to fall back into the throat area, collapsing the airway and obstructing the air flow.

Talking to your doctor about your sleep problems is critical

Obstructed Airway

Sleep Apnea Statistics

What are Symptoms of OSA?

In one of the largest sleep apnea studies to date, researchers reported that during the study 193 participants had a stroke.

  • 22 million Americans suffer from OSA
  • 9% of men age 30 – 60 have OSA
  • 4% of women age 30 – 60 have OSA
  • 85 men of 2,462 men enrolled in the study
  • 108 women of 2,060 women enrolled in the study

Sleep Apnea afflicts 1 in every 5 people

Who is at Risk?

  • Waking up with a very sore or dry throat
  • Occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
  • Sleepiness while driving
  • Recurrent awakenings or insomnia
  • Loud snoring
  • Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day
  • Restless sleep
  • Morning headaches
  • You have diabetes or other health problem

Risks of Sleep Apnea

Consequences of Untreated OSA

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) patients are at higher risk for other serious health complications.

When left untreated, snoring and sleep apnea lead to several significant chronic diseases or conditions, as well as many other health complications.


OSA Treatment Options


Continuoud Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

CPAP machine supplies pressurized air through a tube and into a mask that is worn over the nose or sometimes the nose and mouth. The increased air pressure prevents the sleeper’s airway from collapsing during sleep.


Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT)

Worn during sleep, OAT (Oral Appliance Therapy), fits over the upper and lower teeth. Oral devices treat sleep apnea by moving the lower jaw slightly forward. This forward movement keeps the airway open, preventing apneas during sleep.

OPA Guard

Custom Oral Devices Provide:

  • A comfortable, custom-fit CPAP alternative*
  • Ability to speak and drink while wearing
  • Discreet and silent
  • 3 year manufacturer warranty

* Intended for the treatment of nighttime snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea in patients 18 years of age or older.